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Book Summary

  • About the Author: Minka Kent
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (February 1, 2020)
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2020

In When I Was You, author Minka Kent turns the time-tested memory-loss narrative on its head. Kent couldn’t help but wonder what would happen if she was someone else. After all, identity theft is a rampant problem in the modern era. In 2017 there were 14.4 million cases of the crime in the US. The result is a twisting novel that is sure to keep you riveted until the very last line… – Jessica Tribble Wells, Editor

The Set Up

First Impressions

“No two persons ever read the same book” – Edmund Wilson

Every story leaves its unique imprint on the hearts and minds of its readers. That imprint may come from its title, cover art, unique plot, or familiarity with the author’s previous work. The story may change your life, emotionally trigger you, or make you regret the hours you spent reading it that you’ll never get back!

This month’s book selection is no different. What unique imprint (or impression) has this book made on Kayla and Monica (the 2Sistas)? Let’s find out…

The Best Parts

It’s that part of the story you remember well after you’ve finished it.  It’s your personal take-away that makes spending hours of reading a story worth your time; and promises you’ll still remember the story years from now…or, at least that portion of it.

For Kayla and Monica, the best parts of this month’s book selection were…

Really?! 

There are portions of a story that bring out #thebooknerdattitude . That’s full on neck and eye roll, scrunch face, and the “ugghh, really?!” – just for emphasis. You’ve come across some of those parts in stories. We know you have.
Kayla and Monica share their “Really?!” moments from this month’s book selection…

That Was So Wrong!

It’s those parts of a story where one character straight up disses another in a way you didn’t see coming. It leaves you speechless or evokes a strong feeling that makes you want to climb through the book and slap ’em.
Well, this month’s book had at least two of those character moments that Kayla and Monica can’t wait to share…

Burning Questions

Ever read a story that leaves you wanting to call the author and ask some questions because, well, #booknerdsarecurious? Or the kind of story that makes you wonder how the character’s life ends up or what happens to them next?

Well, after reading this month’s book selection, Kayla and Monica have a couple of questions…

Ratings, Recommendations, and Next Book

It’s that time. Kayla and Monica share their ratings and recommendations about this month’s book selection. How many of their 2.5 star allotment will they each give to this month’s book? Wanna know what book their reading next? Let’s find out now…

Bonus Feature

Minka Kent is the author of five fiction books: The Memory Watcher, The Perfect Roommate, The Thinnest Air, The Stillwater Girls, and When I Was You (2020).  Read more about each of them here.

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